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Baby Kale Health

Shake It Up Shamrock Style

shamrock shake class


Who says it has to be St. Patrick’s Day to whip up a Shamrock Shake. My after school kids’ cooking class happened to fall on St. Patrick’s Day last week, so we made Shamrock Shakes. We ALL LOVED them, so I couldn’t help but share this recipe even though the magical day of shenanigans, Guinness, rainbows and Shepherd’s Pie has passed. Not only does it taste amazing, it also has a small fraction of the sugar that is in a McDonalds’ Shamrock Shake, no food dyes, and lots of vitamins and minerals! Check it out!

The star ingredients of the shake itself are spinach (for color AND power-packed nutrients), avocado (for color, Omega-3s and creaminess) and mint (the real star of the shake).

Mint is a powerful fresh herb that has many nutritional and health benefits. Here are just a few to remember:

    - Promotes digestions

    - Soothes indigestion

    - Freshens breathe

    - Soothes headaches and migraines

    - Helps with nausea and motion sickness

    - Clears up congestion of nose, throat, lungs

    - And there’s more…

If you’re looking for a way to shake up breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or even dessert, here ya go!



shamrock shake


HEALTHY SHAMROCK SHAKE {SPINACH, AVOCADO & MINT SHAKE}

From www.myfussyeater.com 
 

A healthy take on the classic McDonald's Shamrock Shake, made with spinach, avocado and mint!

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

Shamrock Shake:

2½ cups milk (dairy or non dairy)

1 cup spinach

1 banana

½ avocado

8 mint leaves / a drop of mint extract

Optional: honey or maple syrup to taste

 

Toppings:

Whipped cream or whipped coconut cream

25g dark chocolate and 1 tsp coconut oil

Cacao nibs

Mint leaves

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    Place the milk, spinach, banana, avocado and mint leaves / mint extract in a blender and blitz until smooth. Taste your shake and add honey or maple syrup if you prefer it to be sweeter.

2.    Add any topping you like. You can make a chocolate sauce by melting the coconut oil and dark chocolate together in a saucepan / microwave.

 

 


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